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Old August 12th, 2010, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have registered to these forums new specifically to answer this question. I have found a good way to deal with this issue and I have already replied to a couple of people who, like me, have limited data, want to save battery power, simply just want more control over their phone, or all of these reasons at once. I decided to put this info into its own thread, because I foresee this as being a major sticking point for a lot of people when it comes to the Captivate and 3g and cell data control. AT&T has, for one reason or another, elected to have the ability to turn 3g off, removed from the Captivate. I too have the 200MB plan, which is more than enough provided that the phone doesn't randomly send out signal over cellular data tranmission. Well, it seems to do this. I'm sure there is an app or two that are the culprit, but even with WiFi on and background data turned off, I tracked my data usages and saw that packets of data were being mysteriously sent out over 3g overnight while I was asleep. Within just a few days of having the Captivate, I had accumulated 20MB of data usage. At that rate, I would have burned up my limit nothing flat.

I did find a solution to control this however. You do NOT have to root your phone or do any crazy modifications.

You will need to get an app called JuiceDefender

When you install the app, it may seem overly complicated and will appear not to work. The program does require some settings tweaks in order to work properly, so I will step you through how to set it up to block 3g\2g\Edge or any other cellular data transmission, as well as how to control it through a single click of a widget icon.
  1. Turn off WiFi and let JuiceDefender set itself up. It will need to use your 3g settings in order to figure out how to deal with them and it won't work with WiFi on
  2. After the initial setup is done, switch it over to advanced control mode.
  3. You will see a whole list of buttons down at the bottom, some lit and some not. Lit means enabled. Above that you will see a list of different statuses. These are just here to let you know what the program is set to control. We only care about 3g in this case, so just go ahead an turn EVERYTHING off, starting from the bottom up for now (if you try from the top down, it will disable some buttons, and we just want everything off right now, just to be safe), via the buttons at the bottom. Make sure they are all turned off, especially the "battery" one, because that will affect how the program deals with your phone when the battery goes below a certain level and can give you unpredictable results if you aren't familiar with how it works or what it is for.
  4. Make sure everything is turned off, especially the 'WiFi" button. Now, with everything off, all of the buttons underneath "Data - WiFi - Timeout" should be completely grayed out. Now, you can go ahead and turn on the Data button (the very first button on the top). All of the buttons below should pop back up and be accessible again.
  5. If you are following along, you may be starting to understand how this system works. It's confusing at first, but essentially, all of the buttons on the rows below the very top ones are modifiers. In this case, modifiers for the "Data" function. Get it? If not, don't worry. It isn't too important. Just look and make sure none of the other buttons are lit up again. You may have to turn some off again. Schedule and battery can be a little stubborn, but as long as they are off, you are all set up.
  6. At the very top of the screen, is a button that will either say, "Enabled" or "Disabled". If it says "Disabled", click it and wait for it to say "Enabled"
  7. If all went well, the list at the top will say "No Nothing" for most everything except for "Scedule" which should say, "Keep Data disabled". This is good. Go ahead and hit your home key and back out to your home page again. You are done configuring. If you use "Advanced Task Killer" or something similar, be sure to exclude JuiceDefender from being killed. It will run in your system tray.
  8. Now, I'm sure you want some easy way to control all of this. That's simple. JuiceDefender comes with two widgets. If you scroll down, the widget list and you are trying to add a widget, you will see "JuiceDefender". Skip this. It can work, but it's a lot of steps and forced you to actually go into the program and change the settings again. You don't want this. Instead, keep scrolling down until you see "Toggle mobile data", with the JuiceDefender icon. Ones it pops up, it should say "Off" in red letters. All you have to do is tap it. It will ask for confirmation, but if you want it to stop asking confirmation, just tell it not to ask again when the message pops up.
  9. You are now set. All you need to do from here on out is tap the button to toggle on or off whenever you see fit. When it says "On" in green, that means your 3g is active. This does not in any way affect your ability to use WiFi, so I personally just leave it "Off" until I know I have no access to WiFi and need to use the net for any reason.

Hope that is helpful and good luck.

SIDENOTE: If you try to send a photo or something like that to someone else via text message 9which turns it into MMS messages), data service is required to be on. I'm not entirely sure why, because MMS is supposed to be included in AT&T's text plan and my old phone (a Pantech Duo) did not have any data plan on it, nor did it require the use of 3g. Perhaps someone else has knows a reason for this, but if you plan to message a picture to anyone, you'll need to turn 3g back on temporarily, or else your picture will infinitely say "Sending" until you turn it on; WiFi does not make any difference for this. The same goes when receiving photos through text. It will stick on "Receiving" until you turn 3g on.

Have fun with your, now much more controllable, Captivate!

[EDIT - 8-15-10] - Title of thread changed to clarify that this allows the ability to enable\disable all cellular data, including 3g\2g\Edge\etc, not simply just 3g. Some changes were made to the body to reflect this clarification as well. Using the methods describe above do not interfere with WiFi, Bluetooth or any of the other data transmission services outside of cellular data.

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Sounds good; I'm already getting tired of rebooting my phone to get the APNdroid settings to take effect. Anyone tried this / confirm it works?
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I use JuiceDefender to turn the wireless off when the screen isn't on, and then turn it on for one minute every fifteen minutes for things to sync, get emails, etc. Saves on battery life.

And the widget does in fact work to shut off the 3g.
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A question for clarity. This solution seems to disable all cellular data service, not just 3G. Is that the case, or did I do something wrong ?

If this solution is disabling all cellular data service, can you change the title & discussion to "cellular data service" or something instead of "3G"

I am looking for a solution that will disable 3G, but leave the remaining cellular data services intact. Put another way, I want to limit the cellular data to EDGE or GPRS.

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A question for clarity. This solution seems to disable all cellular data service, not just 3G. Is that the case, or did I do something wrong ?

If this solution is disabling all cellular data service, can you change the title & discussion to "cellular data service" or something instead of "3G"

I am looking for a solution that will disable 3G, but leave the remaining cellular data services intact. Put another way, I want to limit the cellular data to EDGE or GPRS.

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Fair enough. To clarify, this method cuts off all forms of cellular data transmission. I am not yet sure of how to downgrade the service. Interestingly enough the Captivate's twin brother, the Vibrant, actually does have the option to downgrade to 2g, which a lot of people like, since its easier on the battery. I'm not yet sure how to go about do this on the Captivate though.

Thanks for the catch, and I have made changes to the title and the body to reflect the clarification.
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I registered to this forum just to say a big thank you. I had been searching for a proper way to turn off 3G (now on the $15/mo 200Mb ATT plan) and having no luck until you took the time to document this for everyone.

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Awesome post! Thanks for sharing this with us as many of us Captivate users were frustrated with having to reboot phone all the time...now its almost TOO easy lol.
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Finally a good explanation on juice defender and a 3G shut off bonus. Bravo Sir and thank you.
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My experience with Juice Defender has not been great - at least not in regards to battery life. I let to do it's thing for an entire day, and I actually ended up with 5-7% LESS left on my battery than with out using it at all, though the notification bar claimed I was seeing an 84% increase in battery life. I left it in the default configuration with the 15/1 3G scheduling. I may give it another shot in the future, but I was not terribly happy with it in my experience. It may work great if you just wanted to turn off the radio to save on your data usage though.

To force the phone into EDGE mode you have to access the service menu. You can do this by opening the dialer and entering *#*#197328640#*#* then going into [1] DEBUG SCREEN > [8] PHONE CONTROL > [4] UE STATE CONTROL. Option 3 (GSM) will put the radio into 2G/EDGE mode, option 2 (WCDMA) will put it back on the 3G.

There is also an application in the marketplace called "SamServMode" that will bring up the service menu on Samsung handsets, which is mode convient then typing the access code into the dailer constantly. And no, you can't add the service mode code as a contact and use that for easy access A widget that would do this for us would be tops.
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Finally had time this afternoon to sit down and try this method out - works like a charm. Then I took it a step farther and threw Tasker into the mix. It took forever, but I've finally got my own awesome profile widget working! Now I can switch between profiles for home, work, school, sleeping, and other in two clicks. So far I'm setting the correct combination of wifi, wifi sleep, 3G, keygaurd, audio mode, and data sync for each situation. I know it's small potatoes for a lot of people, but I felt like da bomb when I finished tweaking it
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I've been using this the last couple of days and it seems to be working okay for me. the only thing that I noticed is that when you plug it in to charge it automatically turns 3G back on. Does anyone know if it's possible to change that. I would like it to only be able to switch 3G on/off manually.
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I've been using this the last couple of days and it seems to be working okay for me. the only thing that I noticed is that when you plug it in to charge it automatically turns 3G back on. Does anyone know if it's possible to change that. I would like it to only be able to switch 3G on/off manually.
That's odd. Sounds like a setting is wrong somewhere, but I don't see any switch for this on JuiceDefender. Hopefully someone else who knows more about the program can help you out.
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I've been using this the last couple of days and it seems to be working okay for me. the only thing that I noticed is that when you plug it in to charge it automatically turns 3G back on. Does anyone know if it's possible to change that. I would like it to only be able to switch 3G on/off manually.
Check this. Open your JuiceDefender app and go into settings. In the menu, where the buttons are, tap the button that says "battery" on the second row of buttons. A button at the bottom should appear at the very bottom next to a slider that says "Charger". Is this glowing green? If it is, tap it and turn it off. This is most likely the problem, and it's a real pain to to.

Once the hidden charger button is turned off, that should fix your problem when charging.

JuiceDefender is a good useful program, but I won't lie by saying it's the most intuitive to set up.
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Now that I can also go down to 2G whenever I want battery life is amazing.
Switching from 3g to 2g possible?
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I have registered to these forums new specifically to answer this question. I have found a good way to deal with this issue and I have already replied to a couple of people who, like me, have limited data, want to save battery power, simply just want more control over their phone, or all of these reasons at once. I decided to put this info into its own thread, because I foresee this as being a major sticking point for a lot of people when it comes to the Captivate and 3g and cell data control. AT&T has, for one reason or another, elected to have the ability to turn 3g off, removed from the Captivate. I too have the 200MB plan, which is more than enough provided that the phone doesn't randomly send out signal over cellular data tranmission. Well, it seems to do this. I'm sure there is an app or two that are the culprit, but even with WiFi on and background data turned off, I tracked my data usages and saw that packets of data were being mysteriously sent out over 3g overnight while I was asleep. Within just a few days of having the Captivate, I had accumulated 20MB of data usage. At that rate, I would have burned up my limit nothing flat.

I did find a solution to control this however. You do NOT have to root your phone or do any crazy modifications.

You will need to get an app called JuiceDefender

When you install the app, it may seem overly complicated and will appear not to work. The program does require some settings tweaks in order to work properly, so I will step you through how to set it up to block 3g\2g\Edge or any other cellular data transmission, as well as how to control it through a single click of a widget icon.
  1. Turn off WiFi and let JuiceDefender set itself up. It will need to use your 3g settings in order to figure out how to deal with them and it won't work with WiFi on
  2. After the initial setup is done, switch it over to advanced control mode.
  3. You will see a whole list of buttons down at the bottom, some lit and some not. Lit means enabled. Above that you will see a list of different statuses. These are just here to let you know what the program is set to control. We only care about 3g in this case, so just go ahead an turn EVERYTHING off, starting from the bottom up for now (if you try from the top down, it will disable some buttons, and we just want everything off right now, just to be safe), via the buttons at the bottom. Make sure they are all turned off, especially the "battery" one, because that will affect how the program deals with your phone when the battery goes below a certain level and can give you unpredictable results if you aren't familiar with how it works or what it is for.
  4. Make sure everything is turned off, especially the 'WiFi" button. Now, with everything off, all of the buttons underneath "Data - WiFi - Timeout" should be completely grayed out. Now, you can go ahead and turn on the Data button (the very first button on the top). All of the buttons below should pop back up and be accessible again.
  5. If you are following along, you may be starting to understand how this system works. It's confusing at first, but essentially, all of the buttons on the rows below the very top ones are modifiers. In this case, modifiers for the "Data" function. Get it? If not, don't worry. It isn't too important. Just look and make sure none of the other buttons are lit up again. You may have to turn some off again. Schedule and battery can be a little stubborn, but as long as they are off, you are all set up.
  6. At the very top of the screen, is a button that will either say, "Enabled" or "Disabled". If it says "Disabled", click it and wait for it to say "Enabled"
  7. If all went well, the list at the top will say "No Nothing" for most everything except for "Scedule" which should say, "Keep Data disabled". This is good. Go ahead and hit your home key and back out to your home page again. You are done configuring. If you use "Advanced Task Killer" or something similar, be sure to exclude JuiceDefender from being killed. It will run in your system tray.
  8. Now, I'm sure you want some easy way to control all of this. That's simple. JuiceDefender comes with two widgets. If you scroll down, the widget list and you are trying to add a widget, you will see "JuiceDefender". Skip this. It can work, but it's a lot of steps and forced you to actually go into the program and change the settings again. You don't want this. Instead, keep scrolling down until you see "Toggle mobile data", with the JuiceDefender icon. Ones it pops up, it should say "Off" in red letters. All you have to do is tap it. It will ask for confirmation, but if you want it to stop asking confirmation, just tell it not to ask again when the message pops up.
  9. You are now set. All you need to do from here on out is tap the button to toggle on or off whenever you see fit. When it says "On" in green, that means your 3g is active. This does not in any way affect your ability to use WiFi, so I personally just leave it "Off" until I know I have no access to WiFi and need to use the net for any reason.
Hope that is helpful and good luck.

SIDENOTE: If you try to send a photo or something like that to someone else via text message 9which turns it into MMS messages), data service is required to be on. I'm not entirely sure why, because MMS is supposed to be included in AT&T's text plan and my old phone (a Pantech Duo) did not have any data plan on it, nor did it require the use of 3g. Perhaps someone else has knows a reason for this, but if you plan to message a picture to anyone, you'll need to turn 3g back on temporarily, or else your picture will infinitely say "Sending" until you turn it on; WiFi does not make any difference for this. The same goes when receiving photos through text. It will stick on "Receiving" until you turn 3g on.

Have fun with your, now much more controllable, Captivate!

[EDIT - 8-15-10] - Title of thread changed to clarify that this allows the ability to enable\disable all cellular data, including 3g\2g\Edge\etc, not simply just 3g. Some changes were made to the body to reflect this clarification as well. Using the methods describe above do not interfere with WiFi, Bluetooth or any of the other data transmission services outside of cellular data.

Works GREAT!!! I charged it to 100% and took it off when I went to bed. This morning (8 hrs) it was showing 97% with NO data usage! YOU ROCK!!!
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anyone know why this turns off sms and other apps such as voice command?
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You can just hold in the power button, then enable "flight mode". 3G is then turned off. You can then turn Wifi on while in flight mode.
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You can just hold in the power button, then enable "flight mode". 3G is then turned off. You can then turn Wifi on while in flight mode.
but that will turn off the phone service for voice/sms also, won't it?

Just for clarification: I haven't tried the step by step process from ArchVile but it sounds like that will completely turn off all incoming/outgoing data other than WIFi and voice/sms.

Is that correct?

If so this is exactly what I want and I'll follow the process, with the change recommended to make sure the hidden charger button is turned off.

Is there any need to have 3g/edge turned on at all for this process? I would like to download JuiceDefender via WiFi and install in airplane mode. I have a non-AT&T sim with no data plan in my phone and any I/O other than WiFi and voice/sms is very expensive, hence not feasible (I'm overseas).

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Oh I see that JuicdDefender wants a "working mobile data connection"
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I don't see why there is not a widget that will toggle "3G" to "2G". This threads title is misleading as someone else mentioned. I just wanted to say it again because I want what your title actually says.
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OMG! Archvile, newbie says, "THANKS"!!!!!
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So I turned on Bluetooth to connect my phone to the car and the next thing I know, 3g is on and I've had a lot of (very expensive) data xfer.

Any ideas, other than to keep Bluetooth disabled?
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You can also get EasySwitch.
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I registered to this forum just to say a big thank you. I had been searching for a proper way to turn off 3G (now on the $15/mo 200Mb ATT plan) and having no luck until you took the time to document this for everyone.

Thanks a lot!!

I, just yesterday, had my $15/month fee dropped from my service by calling at&t's customer support. Don't use there customer sales, they were useless. While talking to the CS gal she offered a $10/month UNLIMITED data plan per phone instead of the $15! This only works on a family plan with shared data. Shared data is nothing more then unlimited texting for all phones on the plan. I opt for a second choice from her of pay per use ($2/min) and I am blocking data use until needed. Hope this helps
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My experience with Juice Defender has not been great - at least not in regards to battery life. I let to do it's thing for an entire day, and I actually ended up with 5-7% LESS left on my battery than with out using it at all, though the notification bar claimed I was seeing an 84% increase in battery life. I left it in the default configuration with the 15/1 3G scheduling. I may give it another shot in the future, but I was not terribly happy with it in my experience. It may work great if you just wanted to turn off the radio to save on your data usage though.

To force the phone into EDGE mode you have to access the service menu. You can do this by opening the dialer and entering *#*#197328640#*#* then going into [1] DEBUG SCREEN > [8] PHONE CONTROL > [4] UE STATE CONTROL. Option 3 (GSM) will put the radio into 2G/EDGE mode, option 2 (WCDMA) will put it back on the 3G.

There is also an application in the marketplace called "SamServMode" that will bring up the service menu on Samsung handsets, which is mode convient then typing the access code into the dailer constantly. And no, you can't add the service mode code as a contact and use that for easy access A widget that would do this for us would be tops.

I've had Juice Defender for about 2 weeks, but only this morning figured out how to make the 1min per 15min data save my battery usage and probably data usage as well.

When you're in JD, you need to click the APPS button so that it is lit. Once lit, there is a CONFIG APPS button you need to click. When it opens you'll see a list of all the apps on your phone. Click on the ones that you want JD to control on its 1min per 15min schedule. The green up/down arrows will light up for the ones you clicked. If you DON'T want JD to control an app DON'T click the app, leave it alone [icon is grey]. If you want an app to NEVER use data, like EVER (e.g., ATT bloatware) - double click on it and it will not allow it to use data at all [icon has X through it]. BACK OUT so that all the changes are saved. Close JD. Then open JD up again. This ensures that JD re-reads the list of apps to control. You are done.

By doing this, my Battery Life went from 1.82 to 2.22. We'll see if that is actually the case.

Also, since I added apps that that I don't use a lot onto the CONFIG APPS list, I changed the Schedule to enable data 2min every 30mins instead.

BTW, I had purchased Ultimate Juice, an add-on to JD, so it's possible that the Config Apps is only available with Ultimate Juice. I don't remember if I could get to Config Apps without UJ.

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Are you using the free or paid for version of Juice Defender?

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So I followed all of the instructions and now I have the widget on a home screen. So, at first the widget says, "Mobile data OFF JuiceDefender" but when I tap on it, it says "Mobile data OFF User", then I tap again and it changes to "Mobile data ON User."

What is the difference between the first two? Is there any way to make it so you don't have to tap on it twice to turn it back on?
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So I followed all of the instructions and now I have the widget on a home screen. So, at first the widget says, "Mobile data OFF JuiceDefender" but when I tap on it, it says "Mobile data OFF User", then I tap again and it changes to "Mobile data ON User."

What is the difference between the first two? Is there any way to make it so you don't have to tap on it twice to turn it back on?
(A) Mobile Data Off Juice Defender means
the data connection has been toggled off by Juice Defender in accordance to the schedule you set in Juice Defender. So you can leave it on this setting if you have a schedule set in JD. It will automatically toggle data on and off per the schedule you set.

(B) Mobile Data Off User means
That you (the "user") manually turned off mobile data. This means that you have to manually re-enable data when you want it on. This setting overrides the schedule you set.

(C) Mobile Data ON User means
That you, the user, have manually turned on Mobile Data and it will remain on until you toggle it to A or B above.
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Thanks for your wise and super great post!
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I got my first samsung captivate yesterday. I downloaded and installed juice defender and ultimate juice, but I couldn't find the Toggle mobile data widget on my home or apps screen anywhere. Am I missing something? Thanks in advance.
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You have to manually add the widget. You can do this by long-pressing on the home screen where you would like to add the widget, then selecting Widgets, then selecting Toggle mobile data.
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I have an important question, I have been searching for this but havent quite found an answer:

With Juicedefender keeping all data connections off/disabled, will texting (not mms) still work? I really need this answered! thank you in advance!
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I have an important question, I have been searching for this but havent quite found an answer:

With Juicedefender keeping all data connections off/disabled, will texting (not mms) still work? I really need this answered! thank you in advance!
No, texting will not work
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regular old texting will not work at all with juice defender on? That has to be a joke. So basically if I have unlimited texting but want to disable my data, i wont be able to text??
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it is not a joke. Try turning off your data and send a message to someone, or yourself.
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Hmm... Not sure what Rob.G is talking about, but I have JuiceDefender turned on and I can still send text messages fine. If you follow the directions in the first post, you should be able to send/receive text messages.
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it is not a joke. Try turning off your data and send a message to someone, or yourself.
I would, but I dont have the Captivate yet. I am looking into getting it, but I dont want to buy 2 gb of data, i want to only get the cheapest 200 mb of data, and i am just going to switch it off so it wont use it without my knowledge. I do text quite a bit though, so i do not want text messaging to stop working if i have juicedefender on.
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Believe it or not, it is possible to stay within that 200 mb limit, even with texting - but so many features of so many apps use data, it's tough. I was regularly going to 300 mb or so, so I gave up and went to the 2 gb plan.
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Just did this and added the widget. Thanks, I was REALLY looing for something like this!!!

Repeating a question posed above... what's the difference between this and merely holding the power button in and turning on flight mode, then turning on WiFi... and this process in the OP?

Just confirming, Flight Mode turns off ALL info (Data, SMS and voice (phone), while this process only turns off data, correct?

Anyway I really like this idea, I really want to stop the "data leaking" with crap I don't care about nor use, even the trickles add up!

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Just did this and added the widget. Thanks, I was REALLY looing for something like this!!!

Repeating a question posed above... what's the difference between this and merely holding the power button in and turning on flight mode, then turning on WiFi... and this process in the OP?

Just confirming, Flight Mode turns off ALL info (Data, SMS and voice (phone), while this process only turns off data, correct?

Anyway I really like this idea, I really want to stop the "data leaking" with crap I don't care about nor use, even the trickles add up!

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Another way to use less data is to surf with Opera Mini instead of standard browser or Dolphin. Opera Mini compresses the data before it gets to your phone, you can surf faster and use less data when using Opera Mini. The only caveat is that Mini doesn't play video. Whenever you surf a site for video, don't use Opera Mini. I prefer Skyfire myself. I got error msgs regularly trying to use video on Dolphin.
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So I turned on Bluetooth to connect my phone to the car and the next thing I know, 3g is on and I've had a lot of (very expensive) data xfer.

Any ideas, other than to keep Bluetooth disabled?
3G and Bluetooth are not interdependent.

One does not activate the other.

Not sure why this is happening. But this is not a JD thing.
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Use a data disabling app.
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Use a data disabling app.
But that can disable SMS/MMS and phone calls too.

He needs to find the offending app and then use a data disabling app to get that app under control OR uninstall that app altogether.
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